International Water Leader Scholarships
Course(s) Offered: Water Management
Course Level: Postgraduate (masters)
Country to Study in: Australia
Every year, the International WaterCentre (IWC) awards scholarships to a number of excellent candidates who are accepted into the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM). These scholarships are awarded to applicants who clearly demonstrate potential to become water leaders of the future.
The IWC Water Leader Scholarships offer full and partial tuition scholarships for Australian citizens, permanent residents and international applicants for the MIWM program.
The scholarship targets two groups: (a) Future water leaders from developing countries in Asia-Pacific, Africa, South and Central America, the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle-East. (b) Future water leader from selected countries in North America, Europe, the Middle East or Asia.
Applications for full-tuition scholarships are now open to study IWC Master of Integrated Water Management in 2016.
Entry requirements for the MIWM program:
To apply for the scholarship, you must also apply for the MIWM program and meet the program entry requirements:
- A completed undergraduate degree in a related field of study from an internationally-recognised institution.
- Demonstrated English language proficiency (minimum scores for IELTS, TOEFL or PTE)
- Two years practical experience (paid work or volunteer experience) in a related field is preferred but not essential.
International applicants are eligible and encouraged to apply. Successful international applicants must meet visa requirements of the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship.
Typically, successful scholarship candidates will possess an excellent academic record and relevant professional experience. The IWC selection panel will use the following selection criteria when assessing scholarship applications:
- Academic record: an excellent academic record and a likelihood of success in further study.
- Professional and volunteering record: relevant employment and volunteering experience, achievements, membership of professional bodies and professional references.
- Commitment to promoting and driving the implementation of collaborative, whole-of-water-cycle, integrated and interdisciplinary approaches to water management.
- Leadership qualities including collaboration and team work, flexibility, initiative, communication skills, integrity and vision through professional, educational, community and other achievements.
- Potential outcomes: the likelihood of positive impacts on the individual and the water sector from participating in the MIWM program.
Citizens of ALL countries (both Australians and other countries)
The program was created as a unique collaboration between four leading Australian universities (the IWC Member Universities):
- University of Queensland,
- Griffith University,
- Monash University,
- The University of Western Australia
Fields of study
Masters in Integrated Water Management (MIWM).
While students enrol at The University of Queensland, modules are jointly delivered by world-leading industry experts and lecturers from the IWC’s four founding universities.
Upon graduation, students receive a co-badged degree. This means they receive a testamur with the logos of all four universities.
Number of awards
Up to 3 scholarships for international candidates for full-time study of the MIWM program starting in Semester 1, 2016.
- A – Up to two full tuition and full living costs scholarships for future water leaders from developing countries in Asia-Pacific, Africa, South and Central America, the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle-East.
- B – One full tuition scholarship for a future water leader from North America, Europe, the Middle East or Asia
The whole duration of the masters program
The scholarships involve the categories:
- A – Each scholarship is valued at approximately AU$ 89,811 and will cover full tuition fees, living costs, return air travel to Australia, student visa and overseas health cover.
- B – The scholarship is valued at approximately AU$ 50,776 and will cover full tuition fees and overseas health cover.
Method of Application
Interested applicants must complete an online application form and submit before the application deadline. Before you apply, it is sensible to read the IWC Masters Scholarships “Terms and Conditions” (as set out on the official website).
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply for this award.
The IWC Masters Scholarships are open annually for international candidates (from 1 May – 1 August) and domestic candidates (from 1 July – 1 October).
The deadlines for the 2016 IWC Masters Scholarships are 1 August 2015 (for international candidates) and 1 October 2015 (for domestic candidates).
Domestic candidates are Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens. International candidates are all other candidates.
Scholarship are only available to study the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management. It is not available for the IWC Graduate Diploma/Certificate programs or for any other program offered by IWC, The University of Queensland or any other institution.
The International WaterCentre Master of Integrated Water Management creates water leaders by drawing on international teaching and research from many fields to provide a transdisciplinary, whole-of-water-cycle approach to water management.
The four IWC Founding and Member Universities include University of Queensland, Griffith University, Monash University, and The University of Western Australia. IWC founding universities are highly ranked, among the top 1% in the world for teaching and research (QS World University Rankings).
Application Deadline: 1 August 2015 / 1 October 2015
Open to International students: Yes